Francis de Erdely, Day’s End, c. 1947, oil on canvas, Gift of the Virginia Steele Scott Foundation


What's It All About?

Word and Image Lab

Laguna Beach Literary Laureate Lojo Simon leads participants in instruction and exercises designed to stimulate creative writing inspired by visual art.

Included with museum admission.

For questions or to purchase tickets by phone, please call 949.494.8971 x203.

Presented in partnership with the City of Laguna Beach and Firebrand Media LLC.


About the Instructor

Lojo Simon

Lojo Simon is a polycreative, playwright, dramaturg, Laguna Beach Literary Laureate and curator of Bare Bones Theatre new play reading series at Laguna Playhouse. Most recently, she was commissioned to write the book and lyrics for Creede Repertory Theatre’s Young Audience Outreach Tour BEST FOOT FORWARD (2019), SEEDS OF CHANGE (2018) and ALBERT PORTER, BOY EXPLORER (2017). Her plays for young audiences, NICE & SLOW (Old Miner Playwriting Award, Noorda Center for Children and Youth), PLUM LUCK and GORILLA BALLERINA, are published by YouthPlays. Works for older audiences include RELIC (Queens Theatre), ADORATION OF DORA (Avant Bard, KOLT Run, Idiom, KCACTF/ATHE David Mark Cohen National Playwriting Award), ONE FOOT (Idiom Theatre, Minneapolis Fringe, Salt Lake City Fringe), CONTROLLED BURN (MonoMyth), LOVE ALL (OC-Centric New Play Festival), and MI CORAZON (Anna Zornio Award). Short plays include MOSCOW (Sam French OOB Festival, City Theatre National New Play Award, KCACTF Ten Minute Play Award, Best of Tribal Humor Festival, Heideman Award finalist), GINGER AMERICA (WWU British Theatre Tour, Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga, T. Schreiber Theatre, Badass Theatre), BATSHIT CRAZY (U. of St. Thomas, City Theatre New Play Award Finalist), GIRLFRIENDS (Smith & Kraus) and LIPSTICK (Cone Man Running). Plays with Anita Simons include J’OY VEY (Florida Rep PlayLab, Trinity Street Players) and HEARTLAND (Dayton Playhouse FutureFest winner, KCACTF Finalist, Brill/Sense Publishers).

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